March 28, 2010


Welcome to the Carl J. Lamb Elementary School Library blog!  Our K-6 school is part of the Sanford School District, located in southern Maine.  The posts below highlight the learning that is happening in our library.  Please feel free to tell us what you think by leaving a comment.  Happy reading!

Last contest

May 30, 2014

RMH pull tabThis week’s competition was the last one for the school year.  It was another pull tab estimation contest.  There were 5,942 tabs in a jug.  Sixth grader Catlyn made the closest estimate (5,609 tabs).  That’s quite close!RMH logo

As always, the pull tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Portland.  Please continue to save tabs for the library this summer.  We appreciate your help!

Summer Reading Program

May 30, 2014

On Thursday, Mrs. Sheila Dube, the children’s librarian at Springvale Public Library (SPL), visited our library.  She met with each class to tell the children about the photo (1)SPL’s summer reading program.  The theme of this summer’s program is “Fizz, Boom, Read!” so Mrs. Dube came dressed as Miss Frizzle, the teacher from Magic School Bus series. Each student received a bookmark highlighting this summer’s events. For more information about SPL’s exciting summer reading program, visit their website or call 324-4624.  Be sure to include reading in your summer plans!

Big6 news

May 30, 2014

big6_homepage_logoThree more classes participated in the evaluation of the Big6-by-the-Month program initiated across the district in elementary schools this year.  Miss Perrin’s third graders, Mrs. Paradis’ fourth graders, and Mrs. Brown’s sixth graders all took the online TRAILS assessment on research skills.  The performance data, reported by grade level, will help us identify strengths and areas to focus on next year.

Delightful dinosaurs

May 30, 2014

Pigeon needs a bathDue to the Memorial Day holiday, only three kindergarten classes had a library lesson this week.  The children in the Purple, Green, and Pink Rooms listened to two books by author/illustrator Mo Willems:  The Pigeon Needs a Bath and Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Edwinawas Extinct.  In keeping with the dinosaur theme, the kindergartners also acted out the chant “Dinosaur Dance” and recited “Five Little Dinosaurs Jumping on the Bed,” (a variation of “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”).


May 28, 2014

photo (37)Two classes earned recognition this week for returning library books.  The Purple Room filled their book return chart for the fourth time!  Each of the 100 stickers on their chart represents a returned library book.  The kindergartners received sidewalk chalk as a prize.

photo (3)Mrs. Bemis’ first graders completed another poster puzzle!  It is made up of 120 pieces and each piece represents a returned book.  The first graders received push pencils as a reward for their group effort.